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Celiac And Stress

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In 1988 I began to have many strange things happen. These included, panic attacks, feelings of un-reality, poor sleeping, weight loss, not wanting to do anything, lack of interest, bad temper, timidity, intolerance, classic migraine, intolerance of tomatos coffee, cheese and weetabix/readybreck, fear of strange places, lack of sex drive, ..and more

I was in constant contact with my doctor who put it all down to Hypertension. But, on examination at the hospital after a severe panic attack, I was told that I did not suffer from hypertension. But, as my heart rate was very rapid, I was kept in for 8 hours while I was monitored. I was sent home when my bp reached normal.

The symptoms continued for years with little or no answers from either the hospitals or my doctor and I began to totally depressed. Then in 2007 my doctor sent me for a prostrate exam which showed that although it was slightly restricting urination, it was fine.

In 2011 I was sent for blood tests after suffering with constapation followed by the runs. I received a call from my doctor telling me that one of the bloods showed a likelihood of bowel cancer and I was put on an urgent note to have a colonoscopy. Two small polops were found but turned out to be nothing. Then,two weeks ago I had to go and give more bloods at the bowel unit. This time I was told that all my symptoms indicated the high possibility that I had celiac. I was told that I had to have a camera down my throat to confirm this, but I cant due to suffering from coad. So now what ? Can I just go on a gluten free diet and if I get better fine..if not ?

Are the above symptoms celiac related ? The panic attacks, total lack of sex drive..and painful ejeculation when I try, intolerance, constapartion, weight loss etc ? If so, how is it that I have had all this for so long. Surely if I had celiac and left it this long I would have died from malnutricion by now.

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It is possible you have Celiac and something else going on, too. I'm not familiar with "coad".. If that's is serious enough that you can't have an endoscopy or a pill cam, maybe that's causing your issues? Did they do Celiac blood tests?

Hopefully, you are getting some tests on your prostate? 5 years ago you had a small problem! Hopefully, you are getting follow- up to make sure it isn't worse?

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In 1988 I began to have many strange things happen. These included, panic attacks, feelings of un-reality, poor sleeping, weight loss, not wanting to do anything, lack of interest, bad temper, timidity, intolerance, classic migraine, intolerance of tomatos coffee, cheese and weetabix/readybreck, fear of strange places, lack of sex drive, ..and more

I was in constant contact with my doctor who put it all down to Hypertension. But, on examination at the hospital after a severe panic attack, I was told that I did not suffer from hypertension. But, as my heart rate was very rapid, I was kept in for 8 hours while I was monitored. I was sent home when my bp reached normal.

The symptoms continued for years with little or no answers from either the hospitals or my doctor and I began to totally depressed. Then in 2007 my doctor sent me for a prostrate exam which showed that although it was slightly restricting urination, it was fine.

In 2011 I was sent for blood tests after suffering with constapation followed by the runs. I received a call from my doctor telling me that one of the bloods showed a likelihood of bowel cancer and I was put on an urgent note to have a colonoscopy. Two small polops were found but turned out to be nothing. Then,two weeks ago I had to go and give more bloods at the bowel unit. This time I was told that all my symptoms indicated the high possibility that I had celiac. I was told that I had to have a camera down my throat to confirm this, but I cant due to suffering from coad. So now what ? Can I just go on a gluten free diet and if I get better fine..if not ?

Are the above symptoms celiac related ? The panic attacks, total lack of sex drive..and painful ejeculation when I try, intolerance, constapartion, weight loss etc ? If so, how is it that I have had all this for so long. Surely if I had celiac and left it this long I would have died from malnutricion by now.

Hi Mike,

I am new to the forum but just wanted say that your symptoms are very similar to the ones I had. I am a "non celiac gluten intolerant" (blood work negative, no biopsy done) and had been suffering from the symptoms you mention for about 10 years until I reached the bottom and started a gluten and dairy free diet about two years ago. I also have an intolerance to histamine containing foods (tomatoes, coffee, cheese, wine, chocolate..). They make me feel a little disconnected from reality, like I am about to faint. Although that intolerance got better after being gluten/dairy free and I don't really have to worry about it now.

My Intolerances were diagnosed with a food intolerance test as well as a peptide test, and confirmed by the eviction diet. Dairy is known to trigger anxiety issues - among other things - in many people. So you might want to try being dairy free too and see how you feel. However, make sure you go through all the necessary tests before you start removing gluten or dairy . Once you are on a gluten and/or dairy free diet you will react much stronger when you eat it. And the tests require you to eat gluten for a period of time before testing.

I hope you figure it all out and get better.

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